📰 2023 October Zine Issue and Wrap-Up!
Written by Renkon2023年 10月 27日
It's spooky season here, and I've got some treats here for you all! It's time to dive into the 2023 October zine issue of インディー通信 Indie Tsushin!
The zine is viewable in browser, and available for download in PDF, ePub, and MOBI formats. We also have digital postcards and the Japanese interview editions (インタビュー特集) to download. It is PWYW so everyone can enjoy it! We really hope that you will check it out! Here's what's inside:
2023 October インディー通信 Indie Tsushin Zine Issue
Guest writer GSK wrote about 実録パワフル野球拳スラッガー山田 (Jitsuroku Powerful Yakyuuken: Slugger Yamada) by Digimeca Seisakusho, a hilarious 3D action game about the legendary martial arts known as, uh, baseball?!
We were delighted to speak with CJ and Mabbees of Studio Terranova about working on the 2000s-era interactive fiction game, Terranova! We also learned more about interface dramas, memories of role-playing as queer teenagers on an early Internet, and participating in Global Game Jam from Japan!
As of this writing, there are still a few days left to get started on the 勉強会ジャム // Study Buddy Jam if you haven't yet! Spin up a game engine tutorial, tutorial, sample game, or TRPG SRD and make something new!
Check out the 2023 September issue and its games if you haven't yet!
🍸 Happy Hour!
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🙏 Thanks for reading!
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